The Next Greatest Generation

Army Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, deputy commanding general of US Forces-Iraq, on Wednesday thanked US troops for their service in Iraq, calling Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn veterans “the next greatest generation.” He said: “Words cannot begin to express the...

Bomber Rotation at Andersen

A contingent of airmen and six B-52 bombers from the 23rd Bomb Squadron at Minot AFB, N.D., has deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, replacing an equally sized expeditionary unit of B-52s, operators, and maintainers from Barksdale AFB, La., that was...

Lackland Airmen Awarded Bronze Star with Valor

TSgt. Luis Garcia, a pararescueman assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron at Lackland AFB, Tex., received the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan. On July 12, 2010, Garcia saved the lives of three US soldiers...

Explosive Time Capsule

An explosive ordnance disposal team from the US naval station at Yokosuka, Japan, on Wednesday detonated a World War II-era bomb discovered near the fitness center at nearby Yokota Air Base. USAF civil engineers aided the sailors, who detonated the...

Three in AFRL’s Reusable Booster Contest

The Air Force Research Lab has chosen Andrews Space of Seattle and Boeing—in addition to Lockheed Martin—to pursue a Reusable Space Booster system to revolutionize future spacelift. We reported on Lockheed’s contract award in Tuesday’s column. Andrews and Boeing subsequently...

Palletized Signals Intelligence System Delivered for C-130J

Lockheed Martin has delivered an airborne signals intelligence system configured specifically for the C-130J transport aircraft, announced the company Wednesday. It will undergo acceptance testing this month, according to Lockheed. Part of the palletized “Senior Scout” sensor suite, this new...

Partners in Security

Air Force security forces personnel partnered with Afghan air force counterparts for the first joint flight line security patrol at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. “The patrol was very successful,” said MSgt. Terry Gilbert, senior enlisted security forces adviser with Kandahar’s 738th...

Another C-5 Undergoes Upgrade

A 10th C-5 Galaxy transport has entered Lockheed Martin’s modification line in Marietta, Ga., for upgrade to the C-5M Super Galaxy configuration. Technicians will install some 70 reliability improvements on this C-5B, which is assigned to Dover AFB, Del., and...

Full-Service Pump

Running hoses from the ramp of a C-130, cadre at Moody AFB, Ga., qualified Air Combat Command logistics airmen in forward area refueling point operations. Until recently, only Air Force Special Operations Command trained to re-provision helicopters and aircraft on...

Air Force Memorial for Northern California Veterans Cemetery

The California Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the preliminary design of the Air Force memorial slated for the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in the town of Igo, near Redding, reports the Anderson Valley Post. Sculptor Gideon Turner is now...